Tolkien Conference - Myth, Imagination, Literature

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Hungarian Tolkien Society, together with the Institute of English Studies at Károli Gáspár University, is organising an international conference related to the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien between 24-25 June 2022. The topic of the Conference is Myth, Imagination, Literature. 

This is the sixth Tolkien Conference to be held in Hungary. The goal of the Conference is to examine the creation of myth as a link between imagination and literature as related to literary theory and the various applicable interpretative frameworks. We will hear lectures, among others, about the passage of time in Middle-earth, about Tolkien’s influence on modern day comic books and how the Professor turned fairy tales into myth in his works.

The three keynote speakers of the Conference will be Verlyn Flieger (professor emerita of the University of Maryland at College Park), Michael D. C. Drout (professor at Wheaton College) and Tamás Füzessy, member of the Hungarian Tolkien Society and guest lecturer at Károli Gáspár University. 

The Conference will be divided into four sections. One of the four will be in Hungarian, the other three in English. Translation will not be provided during the Hungarian session. It is possible to take part in and attend the Conference online, via Microsoft Teams.

Conference venue: the Budapest campus of Károli Gáspár University 
Address: 6 Reviczky utca, Budapest, 1088

Attendees must fill a registration form, and are required a registration fee of 1000 HUF (for one day) or 2000 HUF (for the whole Conference). This registration fee also provides admission to the other programs of our anniversary celebrations.

The Conference will end with a closing reception on Saturday evening, followed by a party that lasts until Sunday morning.

The schedule of the conference can be downloaded here: >>>>>

Registration form: >>>>>

For updates about the Conference, follow this website and/or the Facebook event. If you have any questions, write to konferencia-at-tolkien-dot-hu.

A Konferencia programja magyarul: >>>>>

A rendezvény főoldala: >>>>>


All times are given in CEST!

24 June - Friday 

9:00-9:15 Opening speech

Mítosz az irodalomban (HUN)

 9:15-10:15 KEYNOTE - Füzessy, Tamás: A mítosz mint műfaj a huszadik században

10:15-10:45 Benei, Fédra: A fák szerepe J. R.R. Tolkiennál

10:45-11:15 Kránitz, Péter Pál: Orientalizmus és a tolkieni mítosz

11:15-11:45 Benei, Fédra: Alvilág- és pokoljárás J. R. R. Tolkien A Gyűrűk Ura című regényében

11:45-12:15 Kosztrabszky, Réka: „...veled együtt kell kihívnia a kettőtök előtt álló sorsot...” - Lúthien története mint hősmítosz

12:15-13:15 Break

Deconstructing Tolkien (ENG)

13:15-14:15 KEYNOTE - Drout, Michael D. C.: Creation from Crux, Solution from Imagination: The interplay of J.R.R. Tolkien's Beowul scholarship and The Lord of the Rings (online) 

Michael Drout's presentation has been cancelled

14:15-14:45 Kolovos, Dimitrios: Tolkien's Greek Influences – A Subconscious Resonance

14:45-15:15 Ocaña Bretones, Joaquín: Reality and Truth in Tolkien (online)

15:15-15:45 Szegedi, Edit Anna: Aragorn With a Thousand Faces – The Hero’s Journey on the Big Screen

15:45-16:15 Ramos Calisto, Rodrigo Viriato: Fëanor’s Egotism and Alienation in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion (online)

25 June - Saturday 

Tolkien in Context (ENG)

11:00-11:30 Ignjatović, Sanja & Budimski, Marija: Fictionality in “Fog on the Barrow-downs”: Myth and Reference (online)

11:30-12:00 Linszky, Franciska: The Tennysonian Arthur and the Tolkienian AragornTwo Modern Messianic Characters

12:00-12:30 Chandler, Andrew James: Tolkien’s Shire: Language, Literature, and History(online)

12:30-13:00 Rácz, Lilian: In Search of Lost Meaning: Modernism and Mythology in Early Twentieth-Century English Literature

13:00-14:30 Break

Influences and Legacies (ENG)

14:30-15:30 KEYNOTE - Flieger, Verlyn: Tolkien Pulls a Switch: How Fairy- story Turned to Myth in The Lord of the Rings (online)

15:30-16:00 Juričková, Martina: Tolkien’s Coleridgean Legacy (online)

16:00-16:30 Larsen, Kristine: J.W. Dunne, Sir Arthur Eddington, and the Arrow of Time in Middle-earth (online)

16:30-17:00 Péri-Nagy, Zsuzsanna: Tolkien and Mysticism

17:00-17:30 Szántó, Bálint: Tolkienesque Mythopoesis in Superhero Comics


17:30-17:45 Closing remarks

Utoljára frissítve: péntek, 24 június 2022 20:23

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